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During a recent session at the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Conference in New York City speaker Jennifer Donahue, assistant director of development at the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), contributed a Freudian slip by referring to a segment of pro-life advocates as "enemies."
When Elizabeth Smart joined the list of missing children in the early morning hours of June 5, the search for the 14-year-old quickly expanded from her affluent Federal Heights neighborhood to the greater Salt Lake City area. By the end of the day, the entire nation was involved.
October 7-8 The Power of Partnership Symposium, offered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the American Society of Association Executives, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and BoardSource, will be held in Irvine, Calif. For more information, call (800) 666-3863.
Despite screaming headlines in newspapers decrying the speed and method at which nonprofits paid out September 11 charitable donations, more than two-thirds of the people who gave, believe charities used the money appropriately. And, almost half the people polled said that they gave to September 11 causes, according to a new national survey.
Two years ago Geoff Cramer was a residential real estate developer in Fayetteville, N.C., who was volunteering as an assistant high school wrestling coach. He became dismayed when seniors on the team told him they had never talked to the school’s career counselors.
Despite the challenges of September 11 and a slowing economy, nearly 60 percent of charities raised more money in 2001 than in 2000, according to the latest survey by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
The collective psyche of the United States was altered on September 11, 2001. By the same date this year there will also be thousands of physical changes in memory of those lost that fateful day.
Some 80 percent of the $23 million revenue generated by the March of Dimes Mothers March® program in 2001 came from past donors or volunteers, who are usually reached through commercial telemarketing firms.
It’s big dollars for a charity if the correct lists are used to prospect for new donors and by renting donor files. Strategy and innovative thinking are key to maximizing the effort.